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This was definitely a scam passing as an 'assault.'
That was the purpose of this stunt, to bring attention to crime issues and thus promote Zeldin's floundering campaign
"New York Governor Race 2022 Polls: Zeldin Trails as Hochul Extends Her Lead" [July 23rd]
A man accused of attacking New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a recent campaign rally told investigators he'd been drinking that day and didn't know who the congressman was, according to a federal criminal complaint filed Saturday.
David Jakubonis, 43, was scheduled to appear in court Saturday in Rochester to face a count of assaulting a member of Congress with a dangerous weapon. Jakubonis was arraigned Friday on a separate state charge of attempted assault in the second degree and then released, a Monroe County sheriff's spokesperson said.
The federal criminal complaint alleges Jakubonis, an Iraq War veteran, told investigators he had been drinking whiskey on Thursday and went on stage as Zeldin addressed a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the town of Perinton to ask the speaker if he was disrespecting veterans.
Jakubonis "did not know who the speaker was or that the speaker was a political person," according to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Rochester. The complaint added that when Jakubonis watched video of Thursday evening's incident he told investigators he "must have checked out."
DOJ indictment of Zeldin attacker highlights ‘exceptionally odd’ decision by DA who co-chairs his campaign
Conveniently Zeldin's attacker was released which was immediately denounced by right wing media and politicians. Zeldin himself predicted that Jakubonis would be released on cashless-bail. That suggests that this was a planned hoax involving several Republican politicians. By releasing Jakubonis Zeldin, and his supporters, could denounce the lax crime laws in NY state."In the case of Mr. Jakubonis, the Monroe County district attorney could have chosen to charge him with a violent felony, which would have qualified the case for potential bail, and pushed to keep him behind bars," The New York Times reported.
Legal analysts said the decision looked extremely suspicious.
"NY GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin is blaming the release of the man who allegedly attacked him on bail reform. The man was released because the DA very strangely charged him with a non-bail eligible offense. That DA - Sandra Doorley - is co-chair of Zeldin's campaign," New York attorney Rebecca Kavanagh wrote.
This is a hoax. And it should be investigated. Currently the mainstream media has it's head up it's a**. They are buying the publicity stunt as if it were a real assassination attempt. We need to pursue this. It's an abuse of power that should be exposed.
Source: Raw Story